Metaphor Development is led by Liam Stapleton who has focused his career on learning and development. He has held senior training, recruitment, HR and regional management roles with Boots, Superdrug and The National Pharmacy Association. A registered pharmacist, Liam has experience of working in retail, the NHS and academia as well as writing for a number of magazines.
Liam’s key skills lie in delivering high energy workshops that are both challenging and fun, and producing training support materials that are visually and mentally engaging help people apply the skills and knowledge they have learnt. His major interests are in helping clients utilise improved communication skills to become more effective in management, leadership and influence and helping teams manage their own motivation. The programmes that Liam runs use a range of metaphors to help participants grasp important concepts and then gives people space to put these concepts into their own context.
As a coach and facilitator, Liam supports individuals and teams to better understand themselves or their situation, and draws out the skills and knowledge they already have to overcome problems and barriers. His action orientated approach leads to an increased level of self-reliance that encourages clients to move to the next level of performance.
We use a small network of trusted associates and partner organisations to increase delivery capacity or provide specific skills. Whilst remaining accountable for the quality of services we are able to key into expert skills in information management, graphic design, printing, data handling, IT systems and distribution and logistics.